The ever escalating demands of work, family, and recreation are leaving less and less time for those more mundane yet necessary things like housework. This has created an opportunity for niche businesses that will look after the chores while you visit the stores! Of course, nothing is free and that includes freedom from housework.
Costs of Maid Services
Most maid services provide a menu of services with individual prices or a choice of various packages that include a set number of services for an all-in-one fee. Some maid services provide custom service packages based on what you'd actually like done on a weekly basis. For this, a representative of the maid service company will typically come to your home and discuss with the homeowner what needs to be done and how much it will cost. This is very much like how moving companies set their rates. Since every home is different, a personal visit is the best way the service company can provide you with an accurate estimate.
Trusting a Maid Service In Your Home
Some people worry about letting "strangers" into their homes or providing a maid service with keys so that they can perform their duties when the owner is away at work. Reputable maid services recognize this and have made great efforts to ensure that their clients are free from anxiety over their visits to their homes. Professionalism is a top priority. Some of the things top-quality maid services do to project an aura of professionalism and trustworthiness include:
- Hiring only bonded and insured employees and thoroughly training them
- Providing distinctive uniforms for all employees
- Providing personal liability insurance for work-related injuries and paying all applicable social security taxes for their employees
- Individually coding and separately cross-referencing clients' door keys.
The best maid services will provide their own cleaning supplies and materials. Really, the only thing the homeowner needs to do is to pick up any scattered toys and clothes so that the maids can do their jobs quickly and efficiently.
What Is A Typical Maid Service?
A typical maid service agreement (contracts are sometimes, but not always, arranged) would see your maid or maids arrive at your home at 8:00am and leave at 5:00pm. During the day, chores such as dusting, vacuuming, furniture polishing, floor washing, and bathroom cleaning are done. At the end of the day, the maids lock up your home and take with them for disposal any paper or rags, along with their cleaning supplies. You'll come home to a sparkling, freshly cleaned home!